768 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
March 6, 2003 1:05 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes to Forestry Regulations Proposed
Changes are being proposed to two sets of forestry regulations that oversee the commercial buying and selling of wood. Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive announced today, March 6, that the department is seeking public comment on the proposed changes.
February 14, 2003 9:35 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--2002 Hunting Season Results
Nova Scotia hunters harvested fewer deer in 2002, compared to the year before.
February 7, 2003 9:37 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
A Yarmouth County man has been named the 2002 Hunter Education Instructor of the Year. Dave Watson of Tusket, a member of Yarmouth's Scotia Sporstmen Club, was named the title winner by the Department of Natural Resources today, Feb. 7.
January 31, 2003 10:50 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam to Make Annual Weather
Move over Wiarton Willie, and pack your bags Punxsutawney Phil. This Sunday, Feb. 2, Shubenacadie Sam will be predicting the weather.
January 10, 2003 11:26 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nominations Sought for 2003 Woodlot Owner of
It is now easier to nominate owners of private woodlots in Nova Scotia for the Woodlot Owner of the Year award. Online applications are available for those wishing to recognize woodlot owners for their outstanding stewardship and good management.
December 17, 2002 10:01 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Acquires Dunns Beach
The province has acquired 16 hectares (41 acres) of pristine coastline in Antigonish County. Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, made the announcement in Antigonish today, Dec. 17, on behalf of Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive.
December 5, 2002 1:03 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Extends Agreement with Nature
The Nova Scotia government has approved an extension to the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Campaign for Conservation agreement.
November 14, 2002 11:52 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Status of Nova Scotia Wild Plant Species
Information on more than 1,600 wild plant species found in Nova Scotia is now available on the Department of Natural Resources' Web site.
November 12, 2002 3:42 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Mining Matters 2002
The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources is hosting the 2002 Mining Matters Conference in Halifax, Nov. 13-14. The focus of the conference is on economic development through the effective use of mineral resources.
November 4, 2002 12:57 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--McNabs and Lawlor Islands Designated a
Premier John Hamm and Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive announced today, Nov. 4, the official designation of McNabs and Lawlor Islands as a provincial park.
October 25, 2002 10:57 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunting Season Set to Begin
The cooler days and nights of fall bring a lot of activity outdoors as hunters take to the woods in anticipation of a successful and safe hunting season. Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive stresses the importance of hunters obtaining the proper training, permits and licences required to take part in the different hunting seasons in Nova Scotia.
October 11, 2002 2:25 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Attempted Moose Poaching
The Department of Natural Resources' Shelburne District Office responded to a report of an injured moose in Canada Hill, Shelburne Co., on Monday, Sept. 16. The moose had to be destroyed because of its injuries. After an examination it was determined that the moose had been shot by a poacher.
October 4, 2002 11:21 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Season Extended at Cape Chignecto Provincial
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Cumberland Co., is extending its operating season this year until Monday, Nov. 11. Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive made the announcement today, Oct. 4.
September 30, 2002 2:34 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Open Houses for McNabs, Lawlor Islands Draft
The Department of Natural Resources will be holding three public open houses in October to seek input on the draft park management plan for the proposed McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park.
September 26, 2002 1:14 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Adds to Endangered Species List
Four species, a bird, plant, fish and mammal, in Nova Scotia will now be protected by the province's Endangered Species Act.
September 25, 2002 5:00 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Ministers Take Steps to Protect Diversity of
Ten years after the Rio Earth Summit, federal, provincial and territorial Forest, Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers have renewed their commitment to work together to implement the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, ratified by Canada in 1992.
September 25, 2002 1:47 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Forest Ministers Addressing Forest Challenges
Helping Canada maintain its position as a world leader in sustainable forest management and ensuring the future competitiveness of the forest sector were discussed at the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers in Halifax on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
September 23, 2002 1:39 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Federal Provincial Parks Council Meets in
The Federal Provincial Parks Council is holding its fall conference in Halifax today and Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 24.
September 12, 2002 1:16 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Fire Ban Lifted
The Department of Natural Resources has lifted the ban on open fires in Nova Scotia woodlands effective at noon today, Sept 12.
August 30, 2002 9:44 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owner of the Year Field Days
The Department of Natural Resources will host three woodlot events during September and October to recognize the provincial and regional winners of the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owner of the Year award.